Food & Wine Festival Offers a Taste of AdventureMay 24, 2018
The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival offers a taste of adventure like no other. Unlike a typical food and wine festival, pairing options are endless. Sometimes the perfect complement to your Muffaletta is not a beverage, but instead an exhilarating, wind-through-your-hair roller coaster ride. Such an idea is possible at our festival, and we have provided some of our own favorite combinations to enhance your journey through the park.
Start in Scotland and loop your way around the world’s most beautiful theme park, stopping for culinary delights along the way. We promise this will be a taste trip around the world worth savoring. Be sure to pick up a Food & Wine Festival Guide to check off all of the delicious things you try throughout the day and discover what other menu items you won’t want to miss.
SHE-CRAB SOUP + LOCH NESS MONSTER
You may never find the Loch Ness Monster lurking in the Chesapeake Bay, but stop by the Virginia kiosk for a local favorite, She-Crab Soup, after double looping on our most historic roller coaster celebrating its 40th birthday this year.
BANGERS WITH COLCANNON + CELTIC FYRE
Step into Ireland for a truly authentic experience. Enjoy the hearty Irish delicacy, bangers & mash, and stomp to the beat of one of Busch Gardens’ most popular shows, Celtic Fyre.
GHOST PEPPER GUACAMOLE + TRAIN
All aboard! Anyone remember the haunted train ride during Howl-O-Scream? Well, that might not be coming back, but the Ghost Pepper Guacamole is scary good nevertheless. Pop over to the American Southwest kiosk and turn the heat up on a train ride around the park.
TUNA POKE + LORIKEET GLEN
Aloha! Welcome to the most serene location in the park. Visit Lorikeet Glen, where our tropical birds reside, after a trip to paradise tasting our deliciously refreshing entrée, Tuna Poke, available only at the Hawaii kiosk.
STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE CRÊPE + GRIFFON
Oh crêpe! Have you ever experienced the 205-foot, 90-degree drop on Griffon? Enjoy a heart-pounding cliffhanger aboard our famous blue coaster, then treat yourself with a victorious strawberry cheesecake crêpe at the Crêpes & Coffee kiosk in France.
BEIGNETS + SKYRIDE
Ride among the clouds on the skyride after trying one of New Orleans’ well-known sweets, the beignet, at our French Quarter kiosk. You’ll be on a sugar high as you travel through the sky.
CHURRASCO + INVADR
Are you up for a Viking-sized challenge? Test your bravery on our wooden roller coaster, InvadR , then head to the Brazil kiosk to eat like a Viking with a spicy sample of Churrasco grilled beef.
JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN + ALPENGEIST
Experience two polar opposite destinations. Pair the island flavors of the Jamaican Jerk Chicken from the Caribbean kiosk with a chilling journey to escape Alpengeist, the Ghost of the Alps and one of the most insane coasters in the world.
BRAUHAUS + OKTOBERZEST
TANDOORI CHICKEN + MÄCH TOWER
Dare to drop on our tallest attraction at 240 ft. on Mäch Tower? Follow it up with the spicy favorite, tandoori chicken, at the India kiosk.
BAHAMA MAMA + VERBOLTEN
An unexpected detour launches riders into the forbidden Black Forest that might leave one longing to unwind with a frozen tropical Bahama Mama at the Island Freeze kiosk.
MINI CANNOLI TRIO + ITALY GARDENS
The best things in life come in threes. The same can be said for our Mini Cannoli Trio at the Italy kiosk and three favorite rides in Italy Gardens. Take a spin on the Flying Machine, Da Vinci’s Cradle, and the Battering Ram, then relax in the gardens with a special dessert for one or three (if you’re sharing).
TAPAS + MIX IT UP!
Mix it up and try something new with Tapas (small bites sampling) at the Spain kiosk. It is the perfect complement to the blending of instrumental sounds in the summer show, Mix It Up! at il Teatro di San Marco starting June 1.
LETTUCE WRAP + TEMPESTO
Wrap up a ride on the daring coaster, Tempesto, with a tofu Lettuce Wrap from the Japan kiosk. You’ll want something light after launching forward, backward and forward again, traveling at 63 mph and defying gravity.
KOREAN BBQ PORK RIBS + ROMAN RAPIDS
Give your taste buds a kick with the Korean BBQ pork rib at the South Korea kiosk, then cool down with a refreshing white-water adventure on Roman Rapids.
BAKLAVA + ESCAPE FROM POMPEII
Hold on tight as a leisurely boat ride through the ruins of Pompeii suddenly turns explosive. One rumble from the mighty Mt. Vesuvius could cause a blanket of lava and the need to Escape from Pompeii. Continue the rush at the Mediterranean kiosk and try the sweet pastry, BakLAVA.
Tasting food prior/after riding is at your own risk.
Food, beverages and merchandise are an additional fee and not included with park admission. Menus are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Must be 21 years of age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Proof of age with valid ID required. Food & Wine Festival event is included with park admission.